Celastrus scandens 'Bailumn' - Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Celastrus scandens 'Autumn Revolution™' (Bailumn)

Also called American Bittersweeet, Climbing Bittersweet

  • Insignificant, small, yellowish flowers
  • Spherical berries are green when young and ripen to yellow in the fall
  • More berries and larger berries than the species
  • Berries split open to reveal a red seed surrounded by an orange skin
  • Deep green, glossy, elliptic leaves, 10 cm long, turn a vibrant yellow in the fall
  • Self-pollinating twining vine
  • Berries are widely used in the floral industry
  • Salt and drought tolerant
  • Bloom Time: June to July

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Yellow

HEIGHT:
4-7 m

SPREAD:
1-2 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


'Bailumn' grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. Pruning to maintain shape can be done at any time. This plant needs a sturdy support or fence to climb. Mature plants are known to girdle large trees.

Characteristics & Attributes


ATTRIBUTES:
Deciduous
Berries
FLOWERING TIME:
Lt. Spr-Sum
HABIT:
Climbing
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green (dark)
LANDSCAPE USES:
Screening (privacy)